[Sust-mar] Cafe Canada in Mahone Bay: “Energy Security for Nova Scotia: Comparing the Issues, Comparing the Options.”

Marion Moore marionm12 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 16 07:18:18 EST 2013

The South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians will host guest speaker
Catherine Abreu, Wednesday night, November 27th. Ms Abreu is the Energy
Coordinator for the Ecology Action Centre, as well as the Regional
Coordinator for the Atlantic Canada Sustainable Energy Coalition (ACSEC).
The title of her talk will be “Energy Security for Nova Scotia: Comparing
the Issues, Comparing the Options.” In addition to challenging
unsustainable energy initiatives as well as offering more sustainable
solutions, she will be addressing questions and issues that arose during
the discussion following October’s screening of On The Line, a Canadian
documentary that reveals many potential problems, both economic and
environmental, associated with the proposed Northern Gate Oil Pipeline from
Alberta to the Pacific Ocean.

Ms Abreu is described as someone who is “committed to work that confronts
climate change head-on, wielding bold and creative strategies. She thinks a
lot about citizenship, community, and beauty, and does her best to
incorporate these values into each of her endeavors. She was a community
organizer and coalition-builder while completing her degree in Anthropology
and Environmental Policy at the University of Toronto. Prior to beginning
her work with EAC and ACSEC, she helped to found the Nova Scotia Coalition
for Climate Action and coordinated several multi-disciplinary conferences
on issues related to climate change.”

Ms. Abreu will be speaking Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahone Bay
Centre—a change from the usual Friday night programming for the South Shore
Chapter. Everyone is welcome to attend her presentation and then join the
open discussion. Admission is free but donations will be accepted to help
cover rental costs. Refreshments, including Fair Trade coffee, will be
served. To learn more about the Ecology Action Centre, go to
https://www.ecologyaction.ca/ For information about the event, contact the
South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians at southshore.coc at gmail.com.

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